As you may know, the seatbelt mounting points on Dragster and MF have been lowered, meaning shorter belts. The question was asked of Bryan Edwards yesterday if there were any modifications planed for any of the trains, and he stated that there were not at this time. Just wanted to curb any rumors that the trains may be overhauled during the offseason.
Interesting, I hadn't heard either way, but I was hoping/thinking that they would have made changes to allow more guests to ride (I'm small so it doesn't effect me, but I was just hoping for the general public as well as capacity).
And for a clarification (I'm not sure), but does TTD hold larger riders than MF...or are their limits about the same?
The mounting points have been lowered? That's news to me. I'm pretty sure they routed the belts differently, is that what you mean? Dragster will accomodate larger riders but it has more to do with the depth of the seats than the length of the belts.
I have aboslutely no problem with the seats, due to the fact Im an average size person, but I have heard several complaints from people that the test seat is smaller than the actuall seats or atleast the seat belt is shorter. What's up with that?
Oh yes, speaking as someone who has ridden these rides since their existence and now can't get the test seat belts closed, are the belts longer on the rides than on the test seats? I didn't even want to wait in line and waste time after the MF test seatbelt was like 8 inches from closing and I had no trouble the years before.
How is that B&M with the Clamshell design has never had an accident that has injured or killed anyone, But Intamin that is constantly pushing the envelop for speed and height just adds more seat belts.
And I dont say this just because i have some difficulty getting on some rides. But i think that if one company can do it right, why cant the others?
Take Raging Bull for example: Larger riders that could only dream about getting on MF or TTD easily fit on the ride. Or using another example, Deja Vu has accomidated even the largest riders.
With that said, ill just as some one so elegantly stated above: "Hit the Gym"
Let's not forget that following the DZ accident at PGA there were seat belts added to TOD's restraints & 6 years later they're still there so I've just got a hunch that the new restraints on superman will be permanent as well.
We'll find out just who's hunch is correct come april when the park opens for the season.